April 18, 2014

BEHIND THE SCENES

Amy Adams to play music, light the lights with the Muppets

HollywoodNews.com: Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones are going toe-to-toe with the Muppets in their new movie. The stars join Jason Segal who has already been cast in the lead. Segal and Nicholas Stoller of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” fame were leaned on to revamp the Muppet movie franchise which[...]

Sandra Bullock might float ‘Gravity’

HollywoodNews.com: The new hot role for actresses around Hollywood after David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”? The femme astronaut in Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity.” There’s been a line of contenders for the part: Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman and Angelina Jolie. Jolie and Portman have passed. [...]

Russell Brand bowled over by Helen Mirren’s allure

HollywoodNews.com: Russell Brand thinks Helen Mirren is drop-dead sexy and, boy, does he know why. The actor stars alongside the Oscar winning actress in two upcoming films, this December’s Julie Taymor take on William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and the remake of 1980s romantic comedy “Arthur.” Per Brand, Mirren can play both seductress[...]

‘Hangover 2′ setting revealed

HollywoodNews.com: Over the summer Zach Galifianakis had a great idea for a “Hangover 2” setting: Moscow. The actor thought a plot set around Russian organized crime would be groovy. However, in the same story, Galifianakis denied a Moscow setting, only hinting that the “Hangover 2” locale would be[...]

Matt Damon could be swayed to ‘Bourne’ with Gilroy as director

HollywoodNews.com: With Warner Bros. ecstatic today about Zack Snyder’s involvement with its “Superman” reboot, Universal had its own franchise horn to toot. Tony Gilroy, the beloved screenwriter of the Jason Bourne films, will be taking the directorial reigns of the fourth film, “The Bourne Legacy.” Gilroy has yet to crank[...]

Colin Firth wants to get to the bottom of Meredith Kercher murder

HollywoodNews.com: Colin Firth and director Michael Winterbottom are developing a film about U.S. murderer Amanda Knox who offed her college roommate while studying abroad in Italy. Firth plans to co-write the script and star as a journalist who needs to solve the murder of victim Meredith Kercher, whose life Knox took.[...]

Josh Duhamel transfixed by ‘Transformers 3′ actress

HollywoodNews.com: Nothing spices up publicity for an upcoming tentpole than when a hot leading male star praises his co-star. Recently, Ryan Reynolds gushed over Blake Lively’s thespian skills in “Green Lantern,” then Alexander Skarsgard has gave his thumbs up for Rihanna on “Battleship” and now Josh Duhamel has OK’ed Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s[...]

Mickey Rourke takes on another sports role

HollywoodNews.com: After excelling as a wrestler onscreen, Mickey Rourke is getting his game on. Rugby, that is. The Oscar-nominated actor is in talks to play Gareth Thomas, an ex-Wales captain who came out last year and revealed that he was gay. The Sun reports that Rourke was in London[...]

Natalie Portman told Sorkin stories for ‘Social Network’

HollywoodNews.com: Natalie Portman’s fingerprints are on “The Social Network.” Turns out Aaron Sorkin, when he was writing the script about the roots of Facebook, consulted Portman as her time at Harvard coincided with the site’s founder Mark Zuckerberg. In the film, there’s even a passing reference to a “celebrity”[...]

Emily Blunt hops into ‘Looper’

HollywoodNews.com: After taking a role in the upcoming sci-fi action film “The Adjustment Bureau,” Emily Blunt continues to crave the genre. Per the Hollywood Reporter, the British actress is set to star opposite Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in “Looper,” a film that sounds a lot like “The Terminator.” Feature[...]
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